Editor of Under Purple Skies (and former bookseller) Frank Bures will join us on Indies First/Small Business Saturday as a guest bookseller. He may even bring along a contributor or two! Stop in to get your signed copy of this book - the perfect gift for any fan of Minnesota writing and the ideal guest/book to promote on a day that celebrates KEEPING IT LOCAL.
Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology collects some of the most exciting work being done in, or about, Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area. The writers here have won, or been shortlisted for, the Newbery Award, the Man Booker Prize, the Pulitzer, the Caldecott Award, the National Book Award, and the Minnesota Book Award, among others. Contributors include Kelly Barnhill, Marlon James, Kao Kalia Yang, Michael Perry, Bao Phi, Danez Smith, Shannon Gibney plus many more, alongside new and first-time writers.
"This is the best collection of Minnesota writing I've read in ages. These stories will make a Minnesota native laugh, reflect, remember, and, in my case, deeply homesick." --J. Ryan Stradal, bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest and The Lager Queen of Minnesota
Frank Bures is the author of The Geography of Madness. His stories and essays have appeared in Harper's, Aeon, Lapham's Quarterly, The Washington Post Magazine and other places. They have also been included in the Best American Travel Writing and selected as "Notable" picks for the Best American Sports Writing and the Best American Essays. He is a contributing writer for The Rotarian and a contributing editor for Poets & Writers. He lives in Minneapolis.